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University of Greenwich Ordered to Pay £120,000 After Data Leak

In one of the last data breach fines to be handed down in a pre-GDPR Europe, the University of Greenwich has been ordered to pay a £120,000 fine to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The breach in question stemmed from a micro-website set up by students in 2004, and ultimately resulted in the details of 20,000 staff members and students being leaked online.

The University of Greenwich, in London, has accepted that it was responsible for the incident, and intends to pay the fine immediately.

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